You can take the following steps to help prevent poultry on
your farm from getting bird flu from wild birds:
Keep poultry indoors.
Keep poultry away from areas
where wild birds are.
Make sure people who go into the poultry
houses have not been in contact with wild birds or in an area with the bird flu
Make sure equipment is cleaned and disinfected before you
bring it into the poultry house.
Do not keep bird feeders or create
duck ponds on your property. They may attract wild birds.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and
Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) works to keep bird flu out of poultry
farms located in the United States. You can find more information about its
program on the Web site:
This document updates previously posted information for parents about infant
feeding and novel H1N1 flu (swine flu). It now more clearly addresses
parents who are formula feeding as well as breastfeeding, suggests that parents
sick with novel H1N1 flu (swine flu) find someone who is not sick to feed the
baby, and provides more detailed strategies for breastfeeding mothers to
maintain breastfeeding throughout the course of infection. This document is
based on current knowledge of the novel...